Coronavirus forces Philippine workers to return home, depriving families of income

For millions of Filipinos, money sent home by a relative working overseas can make the difference between hunger and survival. This year, those funds may not arrive.With coronavirus bringing the global economy to a standstill, planes carrying workers from abroad back to the Philippines have become a common sight at Manila’s airport. The government has repatriated more than 17,000 Filipinos who lost their jobs because of lockdowns abroad. Thousands more are believed to have returned on their own…

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